Monday, July 22, 2013

Creamy Strawberry Pie


This week strawberries were on sale at my local grocery store for .88! I bought four containers!  What to make? So I Googled Strawberry Pies and found this recipe on the Philadelphia Cheese website. Best of all it is a "no bake" treat!


Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

2 tablespoons sugar

1/3 cup butter, melted

3/4 cup boiling water

1 package (3 ounces) Jell-o strawberry flavor

4 ounces (1/2 of 8 ounce package) cream cheese, softened

4 cups fresh strawberries, cut into small pieces

1 1/2 cups of Cool Whip, room temperature

4 large strawberries

2 cups heavy whipping cream

Directions:

Mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press the crumb mixture into a 9-inch pie pan. Press the crumbs tightly of the bottom and the sides of the pie pan.



Add the boiling water to Jell-o stir for 2 minutes until the Jell-o is dissolved. Whisk the cream cheese in a large bowl until creamy.

Whisk the gelatin mixture into the cream cheese. Place the bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice water. Let stand for about 5 minutes - whisking occasionally.

Stir strawberries and Cool Whip into the Jell-o mixture. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.


Pour the strawberry mixture into the graham cracker crust. Refrigerate for 3 hours.


Using an immersion blender - whip the heavy whipping cream until it is the consistency of whipped cream. Spread the whipped cream over the strawberry mixture. Cut the large strawberries in half and use them to decorate the top of the pie.


This was a super simple recipe. I served it for dessert tonight and everyone loved it!